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Tom Arigi named Divisional Vice President, Asset Protection and Safety for American Freight Furniture, Mattress, Appliance

Before being named Divisional Vice President, Asset Protection and Safety for American Freight, Tom spent more than two years with Kroger as Director of Asset Protection. Prior to that, he spent six years with Walmart as Director of Asset Protection. Earlier in his career, he held LP leadership roles with National Stores Inc. and Sears. Congratulations, Tom!

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Axis Wins 2022 SIA New Product Solutions Category Award
at ISC West Conference

LAS VEGAS - The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2022 winners of the SIA New Products and Solutions (NPS) Awards.

Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies

Winner: Axis Communications, Inc. - ARTPEC-8  securityindustry.org

September 27, 2021: Axis launches 8th generation ARTPEC system-on-chip powering deep-learning analytics on the edge

Axis announces the 8th generation of its custom-designed system-on-chip (SoC) made for network video. The ARTPEC-8 SoC was designed first and foremost to create new opportunities for impressive analytics applications based on deep learning on the edge.

Furthermore, the fact that ARTPEC-8 was designed in-house gives Axis a level of control crucial to cybersecurity. Going forward, the new chip will be the basis for the vast majority of Axis network video products. Some of the first cameras to include this chip are the soon-to-be-launched AXIS Q3536-LVE/38-LVE Dome Cameras and AXIS Q1656-LE Box Camera.

Read more in today's Vendor Spotlight column below

Auror Expands Commitment to Loss Prevention Foundation

Auror supports LPF by becoming the newest Doctorate level partner

(Mooresville, NC - April 11, 2021) The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announces that Auror USA, Inc. has advanced its partnership to become the newest Doctorate Level Partner. Auror joined the LPF as a Bachelor level partner and quickly advanced to a Master level partner and supporter of the LPF. Now, less than a year later, with their commitment to becoming a Doctorate level partner they are continuing to set an example to the industry regarding the importance of higher education.

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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

WSJ Calls Out Progressive DAs For Retail Shoplifting Epidemic & ORC Spike

'America's Shoplifting Epidemic'

Walk into a big-city pharmacy these days and you'll notice that much of the merchandise is in locked plastic cases. Dishwasher pods, shaving cream, even shampoo bottles are locked up to reduce losses from what has become a shoplifting epidemic.

Two recent reports show the scope of the stealing. Business.org surveyed some 700 small businesses and found that 54% had an increase in shoplifting last year. Small business owners reported that daily shoplifting nearly doubled year-over-year, from 14% in 2020 to 23% in 2021, with 25% of respondents dealing with shoplifting on a weekly basis and 23% on a daily basis. The National Retail Federation surveyed 61 medium to large retailers and found that organized retail crime cost an average of more than $700,000 per $1 billion in sales in 2020.

Mike DeAngelis, a spokesman for the CVS drug-store chain, says "our stores have experienced a 300% increase in retail theft incidents since the pandemic began." In New York City, retail-theft complaints rose by nearly 16% between 2019 and 2021, according to police. The clearance rate, which means when a suspect is arrested or identified, dropped to 28.4% from 48.5% over the same period. In San Francisco, retail theft drove five Walgreens stores out of business last October.

WSJ Supports the INFORM Consumers Act

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's response is to urge Congress to pass the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act. The legislation would require Amazon, Ebay and other online platforms to verify the identity of any seller who makes 200 or more sales valued at a total of $5,000 or more a year. When a seller passes $25,000 in annual sales, the online platform would have to disclose publicly the seller's name and current contact details.

The political assault on police has also reduced the number of cops across the U.S., even as homicides, shootings and other violent offenses have surged. That leaves fewer cops to address crimes like theft. In cities with progressive prosecutors, even repeat thieves are often freed without legal consequences.

The Chamber recommends that states change the criminal code to address organized retail theft and increase penalties. Fine with us, but cities also have to end the impunity that's driving this stealing spree.

Editor's Note: WSJ video calls out progressive DAs across the country and says they appear to be in a state of 'denial.' An absolute must watch video as we've never heard such a plain spoken, honest and direct description of the current state of affairs. Watch on our second page

Using Science to Fight Soaring Retail Crime
A UF research scientist built a think tank into the world's leading center for finding ways to stop retail crime
Read Hayes spends his days discovering what thieves don't like; they tell him they "don't like noise." Criminologist, raconteur, researcher, he co-founded and leads the world's top organization for studying how to combat retail theft - an industry-funded organization called the Loss Prevention Research Council in Gainesville. At any given time, he's sharing the science of loss prevention with American retailers, California legislative aides or European authorities.

Hayes is still with UF, and the Loss Prevention Research Council - a freestanding organization - is housed on the second floor of UF's entrepreneurial support building, UF Innovate@The Hub. Its 72 member-retailers include, among others, Walmart, Target, Publix, Lowe's and Home Depot, collectively with 200,000 stores globally. Each member retailer pays $6,300 a year, as do 90 "solution provider" security and tech companies drawn by the chance to collaborate with decision-making loss prevention executives and the research.

"LPRC is unique because it takes a scientific approach to the challenge of loss prevention and asset protection," says Randal Dunn, technology leader at Sensormatic Solutions, a Boca Raton-based retail support company. Working with the council, Dunn says, allows Sensomatic to test its thinking and hypotheses about best practices, vet product concepts and participate in a community debating and discussing loss prevention.

The council researches myriad protection issues: Supply chain theft, active shooters and office safety. But, Hayes says, its main focus is protecting against shoplifting and, of equal priority as its risen in the last decade, violent crime. One area of increasing study: Parking lot design, lighting and landscaping.

Hayes has turned the Hub's campus block into a testbed - the UF SaferPlaces Lab - for street crime-prevention and monitoring tech, with solar-powered towers running cameras, various types of sensors and monitors, gunshot detectors and more. He says his primary UF role is research into how to protect people in public places.

A mock store serves as a one-stop place to see hundreds of tech offerings from industry players, including that clicking knob securing the Gillette razors. In a published journal study, Hayes and researchers outfitted razor racks at 14 stores with the knobs, another 14 stores with video monitors and 14 as a control. The video monitors were ineffectual. The knob cut theft by 21%.

Indeed, Magersupp says, much loss prevention tech and strategies used industrywide came from LPRC research. "We can brainstorm ideas, and they can do the back-end research. They're a very unique group," he says. "Hayes is "one of the premier specialists in the industry." floridatrend.com

Manhattan DA Under Fire Over Crime Policies
Alvin Bragg Says He's Not a Politician. Is That the Root of His Trouble?
The Manhattan district attorney has had an uncommonly tumultuous first three months on the job, drawing criticism from all over the political spectrum.

Mr. Bragg had already been the subject of intense criticism from the other side of the political spectrum, after a memo he released in his first days on the job announced, in complex legalese, that the office would cease to seek jail and prison time for all but the most serious crimes.

Between the backlash to the memo and the fallout from the Trump investigation, Mr. Bragg managed, in less than 12 weeks, an unlikely feat: He united the New York Post's editorial board and the viewers of MSNBC in a posture of mutual disdain. Rarely has a politician become a piñata so quickly.

In interviews with more than 20 people closely tracking the district attorney, critics and supporters alike suggested that Mr. Bragg's failure to engage with the political realities of his office jeopardized his chances of accomplishing his goals.

"The whole criminal justice reform movement is very much on the defensive," said Janos Marton, a former candidate for Manhattan district attorney who endorsed Mr. Bragg after dropping out of the race.

But the rise in shootings and Mr. Bragg's stumbles may have hurt his chances of realizing his agenda. In early February he clarified his first-week memo, which implemented the policies he had announced on the campaign trail, saying his prosecutors were not bound by his guidance and were free to determine the course of their cases.

"The most disappointing thing was how quickly he seemed to cave to this prevailing, fear-mongering narrative," said Amanda Jack, a member of 5 Boro Defenders, a coalition of public defenders. nytimes.com

There's No Quick Fix in the Bay

SF Mayor's 90-Day 'Tenderloin Emergency Initiative' To Reduce Crime, Homelessness & Overdoses Backfires
San Francisco's Homeless Problem Spiked 55% - in Tents Citywide
As the number of tents were taken down in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood during Mayor London Breed's recent emergency declaration, sidewalk dwellings increased overall across San Francisco, new city data show.

The collective data paints a complicated picture of whether or not the emergency initiative is making good on its goals, or just shuffling homelessness to other parts of The City.

From June 2021 to March 2022, tents in the Tenderloin decreased by about 55%, going from 77 to 35, according to The City's data dashboard on the Tenderloin Emergency Initiative. Meanwhile, the total number of tents in San Francisco increased by 55% over the same time period, going from a total of 387 structures in June 2021 to 601 in March 2022.

As of March 2022, 6% of tents citywide are in the Tenderloin, down from 20% last summer.

Breed's 90-day Tenderloin Emergency Initiative, which allowed The City to waive certain government rules and implement a series of initiatives aimed at reducing crime, homelessness, overdoses and other challenges. But broader factors contributing to homelessness - racial and economic disparity, cost of living, and access to healthcare and high-paying jobs - have not budged. Between 2020 and 2021, overdose deaths skyrocketed to more than 1300 in San Francisco.

At a recent public hearing probing the Tenderloin plan, several supervisors questioned the initiative's overall efficacy. Some supervisors from other districts meanwhile said they have seen conditions deteriorate in their jurisdictions while attention and resources, such as police, have been focused on the Tenderloin. sfexaminer.com

Maryland Bill Outlawing Ghost Guns Becomes Law


COVID Update

565.5M Vaccinations Given

US: 82M Cases - 1M Dead - 79.9M Recovered
Worldwide: 499.2M Cases - 6.2M Dead - 448.8M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 354   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 753
*Red indicates change in total deaths

Cases, Hospitalizations & Deaths Remain Low Across the U.S.

60% To Continue Hybrid Work Model - 'On-Site 3 Days Per Week'
Work-Life Balance Initiatives Factoring in Retention Strategies

Employers will turn to well-being strategies to support reopening plans, survey shows

Employers' well-being strategies will factor heavily into their worksite return plans, according to an annual joint survey conducted by Fidelity Investments and the Business Group on Health.

Flexibility is a common theme, with 60% of the 166 surveyed organizations stating that a majority of their employees would operate under a hybrid work model in 2022. About half of respondents said they expected most employees to work on-site three days per week. Additionally, 57% said work-life balance initiatives would be "integral components" of their return-to-worksite strategies.

Many also are still hesitant to return to physical worksites due to the risk of disease. A January survey by Pew Research Center found that while 77% said they were at least somewhat satisfied with the measures their workplaces had taken to protect them from COVID-19 exposure, only 36% said they were "very satisfied." Black, Hispanic, lower-income and younger respondents were less likely to say they were very satisfied with protection measures.

Mental health is a common focus for employer-sponsored benefits programs in 2022 given the impact two years of a pandemic have had, even as access and cost concerns prevented some employees from taking advantage of employers' offerings. Some employers have acknowledged shortcomings in their mental health support during that time. It may be worth noting the various approaches organizations took to add support in recent months.

Beyond emotional and mental well-being, physical well-being also might be a priority for worksite reopening operations. hrdive.com

The BA.2 Variant Is Spreading. Do You Need to Worry?

Keep watch on these numbers to know when-or if-you should take extra Covid-19 precautions

BA.2-a subvariant of the Omicron variant that tore through the U.S. this winter-is spreading. It's now the dominant variant throughout the country and has triggered recent surges in Europe.

If you live somewhere where local statistics suggest cases are rising but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map still shades your county low-risk green, it can be tough to figure out what to do.

Look at rates of change-and hospital visits

More important than the absolute number of cases in your community is the trajectory of case numbers, doctors say.

Consider both the rate of increase as well as how long cases have been rising. If cases are increasing by 50% week over week, that's a red flag. wsj.com

West Coast Seeing 'Modest Uptick' With Reduced Restrictions
Coronavirus cases are rising again in L.A., San Diego and San Francisco
Coronavirus cases have begun to rise in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco counties, likely a result of the highly contagious Omicron subvariant BA.2, decreased use of masks and waning immunity.

The increases are modest, and it's unclear whether this is a brief hiccup, the beginning of a larger wave of cases or something in between.

"I think that it's possible we might see a modest uptick in the next few weeks due to the fact that we are reducing some of the restrictions, such as indoor mask use," latimes.com

China has unleashed yet another COVID Horror Show on its population
China leading citizens to jump from balconies in quest to achieve 'COVID Zero'
For over two weeks the financial capital of China, Shanghai, has been locked down tight. Some 26 million people languish in their apartments, staring at their now-empty refrigerators, unable to set foot outside to forage for food for fear of arrest and incarceration.

Foreigners are in the same predicament, as one complained on Twitter:

Day 16 of our COVID lockdown in Shanghai today and food is the key thing on people's minds. We aren't allowed to leave home so delivery is the only way I was up at 6 am yesterday trying to get any kind of delivery but nothing was available all day. So far, same results today

The unlucky ones are those who test positive for COVID each day, like the 17,077 Shanghainese who did on Wednesday. Symptomatic or not - and nine out of 10 show no signs of illness - they are hauled off to hastily erected quarantine camps.

Other protests have taken more tragic forms. As they did in Wuhan two years ago, people are once again jumping off the balconies of high-rise apartment buildings. One video circulating in China shows a couple falling to their deaths. The husband was said to be distraught because the lockdown had cost him his business.

But at an even deeper level, I see the Chinese Communist Party's insistence on lockdowns as an expression of its drive for total control. nypost.com

Federal appeals court upholds Biden's vaccine mandate for federal workers


Retail Pharmacy Chains Hammered With Opioid Lawsuits
Walgreens trial over its part in Florida opioid crisis set to begin
A jury trial accusing Walgreens Boots Alliance of contributing to Florida's opioid addiction epidemic was set to begin on Monday after the pharmacy chain opted not to join a multimillion-dollar settlement by other defendants.

The state accuses Walgreens of poor oversight in its dispensing and distributing opioids in Florida, allowing the drugs to be diverted to illegal use and causing an increase in addiction. Walgreens has denied the allegations.

The pharmacy chain has argued it should be immune from the current litigation based on a mere $3,000 settlement reached with Florida in 2012 following an investigation into its record-keeping policies and efforts to prevent the diversion of opioid drugs.

Under the previously-announced settlements by Walgreens' prior co-defenants in the Florida trial, pharmacy chain rival CVS Health Corp will pay $484 million. In addition, drugmakers Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd agreed to will pay $194.8 million, Abbvie Inc's Allergan unit will pay $134.2 million and Endo International Plc $65 million.

Walgreens argued that the 2012 deal released it from future opioid claims in the state, even if Florida regretted those terms as a "bad bargain," according to court transcripts.

Florida in the same court transcript called the Walgreens' position "absurd," saying the earlier deal addressed only a single record-keeping violation. The settlements from the other previous defendants in the litigation totaled $878 million.

Florida has collected more than $3 billion in opioid litigation against drugmakers, distributors and pharmacies, according to attorney general Ashley Moody. Most of the money will be spent on efforts to mitigate the opioid crisis in the state. reuters.com

Former McKinsey Partner Sentenced To 24 Months For Insider Trading Scheme

Defendant Puneet Dikshit Was a Lead McKinsey Partner Advising Goldman Sachs on Its Acquisition of GreenSky

GreenSky was a publicly traded financial technology company that provided technology to banks and merchants to make loans to consumers for home improvement, solar, healthcare, and other purposes. GreenSky's common stock traded under the symbol "GSKY" on the NASDAQ.

Between November 2019 and July 2020, and again between April 2021 and September 2021, Goldman Sachs, the investment bank, engaged McKinsey, the management consulting firm, to provide services related to the potential acquisition of GreenSky by Goldman Sachs and the post-acquisition integration of GreenSky. DIKSHIT was one of the McKinsey partners leading these engagements. In that role, he had access to material nonpublic information, which he misappropriated and, in violation of the duties that he owed to Goldman Sachs and McKinsey, used to trade GreenSky call options. After the deal to purchase GreenSky was announced on September 15, 2021, DIKSHIT sold these options and realized profits of approximately $450,000.

In addition to his prison sentence, DIKSHIT, 41, of New York, New York, was ordered to pay forfeiture in the amount of $455,017. justice.gov

Does Supreme Court Ruling on Malicious Prosecution Impact Shoplifting Suits?
Thompson Ruling Will Shore Up Malicious Prosecution Suits
Until the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday in Thompson v. Clark, many former criminal defendants seeking to sue their arresting officers in federal court for malicious prosecution faced an almost insurmountable barrier: demonstrating that their criminal proceedings ended with an affirmation of their innocence.

In the American justice system, where a defendant only has to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, that is easier said than done. Very rarely, even when DNA evidence exonerates the defendant, does a criminal case end with a proclamation of innocence.

"Criminal courts don't determine actual innocence. They determine guilty or not guilty,"

For years, former criminal defendants in half of the country were barred from suing police officers for state torts, including malicious prosecution, in federal court because they couldn't meet the innocence threshold. Prosecutors or courts dismissing cases with little explanation - sometimes for lack of strong evidence, other times for jurisdictional reasons - effectively nipped potential lawsuits in the bud.

The high court's ruling Monday in favor of Larry Thompson, a Navy veteran from Brooklyn who alleges that he was arrested without probable cause in his home in 2014, brought that doctrine down.

With a 6-3 vote, the court decided that it was enough that defendants show that their cases ended without a conviction to be able to bring a malicious prosecution case against police.

Legal experts say the ruling will give a higher number of former defendants standing to sue police for malicious prosecution in the future, but caution that it likely won't trigger a wave of lawsuits, in part because of existing barriers in bringing such cases.

In the majority opinion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh said, "Officers are still protected by the requirement that the plaintiff show the absence of probable cause and by qualified immunity." law360.com

Pain @ The Pumps Due to Russia Raises Fees & Increases Fraud
Visa & Mastercard Quadruple Maximum Transaction Amounts at Gas Stations Due to Gas Prices
Associated with better interchange rates for purchases made with small business and commercial cards. it will also raise the fraud-liability threshold to $175, resulting in fewer transaction limits and fewer shutoffs at the pump.

Purchases made using Visa cards are limited to $125 at many gas stations due to the higher credit card fees triggered by larger transactions, according to a Bloomberg report.

Mastercard is increasing its allowable preauthorization amounts at gas stations from $125 to $175 for consumer cards and from $350 to $500 for commercial cards to support fuel merchants. "This will be complemented by additional fraud-monitoring efforts to support fuel merchants during this time."

Even as Visa and MasterCard makes these changes to smooth out the payment process at the pump, the companies face criticism from retailers and various trade groups for their plans to increase swipe fees after a two-year, COVID-19 pandemic-related pause. Most of a $1.2 billion in fee increases will come from higher interchange fees, which are paid by merchants to the card-issuing banks when shoppers use credit cards. csnews.com

Customers Feel Safer While Shopping
Reno Walgreens using classical music to deter loiters
A Walgreens in Reno has found a unique way to keep people from panhandling and loitering outside the store: classical music.

A spokesperson for Walgreens told News4-Fox11 they are using this tactic across various locations including the store on 3495 S. Virginia Street in Reno.

"We have implemented a recorded music loop that plays outside of the store to help deter loitering on the premises," read a statement from Walgreens spokesperson, Kris Lathan.

The statement continued, "We take steps to ensure the music is only loud enough for immediate area around the store and cannot be heard by residents in surrounding neighborhoods."

Some of the tunes include Toccato and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach as well as the William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini.

Customers at the Walgreens say they like the music and it makes them feel a bit safer while shopping. news4.com

Prediction: Unionizing Trend Will Continue To Grow - Big Time
So Far 2022 is Seeing the Fastest Pace of Union Petitions in 15 Years

Starbucks workers "voted overwhelmingly" to unionize 6 more stores,
pushing total to 16

The pandemic has led to a new wave of labor activism, and more votes are expected

Employees at six more Starbucks coffee shops in Upstate New York voted to unionize Thursday and Friday, delivering a string of wins for the nascent organization effort at one of America's most ubiquitous coffee retailers.

The elections come at a time when organized labor is asserting itself as a combination of strong corporate profits, inflation, worker shortages and pandemic-inflicted hardship has given unions additional leverage.

EN: And automation is scaring the hell out of everybody and looking to eliminate thousands if not millions of jobs. Especially at Starbucks where "automating a larger portion of the drink-making process" maybe why their new CEO just stopped the company's share buy back program on his first day back. So they can invest in automation, as stated Friday in a CFOdive.com column.

From the cashier, the fast-food worker, the warehouse worker and to the delivery driver, automation is targeting those jobs and it's coming! So they're going to look for ways to re-group so to speak and fight back. - Gus Downing

A union election last week on New York's Staten Island culminated in the first successful union drive at an Amazon warehouse, and organizers have filed dozens of petitions to unionize Starbucks coffee shops in at least 25 states.

Labor unions are hoping to capture the moment to expand their reach after decades of retrenchment. They have been pressing hard on contract negotiations, winning back long-lost benefits for their members amid a rash of strikes. And they are moving aggressively to organize nonunion shops. There have been 641 petitions filed with the National Labor Relations Board in 2022 as of Friday, the fastest pace of new petitions since 2008, according an analysis of NLRB data. washingtonpost.com

Massive Home Depot Fire
San Jose, CA: Fire destroys Home Depot store in northern California
A weekend fire gutted a Home Depot store in the San Francisco Bay Area, sending up a huge plume of smoke and prompting orders for some nearby residents to shelter in place, authorities said. The five-alarm blaze in South San Jose erupted around 5 p.m. Saturday and took about six hours to contain shortly before midnight, with some firefighters remaining overnight to douse embers.

Employees and customers inside the store ran for safety. No injuries were reported. The fire apparently began in the lumber section of the store but the cause remained under investigation, fire officials said. The fire also fed on flammable materials and chemicals such as paint thinner, which made it harder to fight, Fire Battalion Chief Brad Cloutier said at a briefing. About 100 firefighters fought the blaze and protected nearby homes and businesses. Concerns about unhealthy air prompted authorities to order people living nearby to stay inside, close their windows and turn off their air conditioning.

City Councilman Matt Mahan, who lives near the store, told the Bay Area News Group that the air in his home smelled of chemicals and "burning plastic." Dozens of animals also were evacuated from a nearby veterinary hospital. The fire broke out about three hours after another blaze erupted at the Port of Benicia in the Bay Area. That fire started on a conveyor belt carrying a refinery byproduct and spread to creosote-soaked timbers supporting a commercial pier, Benicia fire chief Josh Chadwick said. No injuries were reported.

Two ships were moved away from the area, while fire boats from San Francisco and Oakland helped fight the blaze, fire officials said. By Sunday morning, the fire had "slowed considerably" and only three small flaming pockets remained, the city said in a Facebook update. abcnews.go.com

Once a retail giant, Kmart down to three U.S. stores after NJ closing

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Director Asset Protection job posted for Dollar Tree in Chesapeake, VA
The Director for Asset Protection is responsible for the overall shrink/cash performance of the Zone. The Director is assigned to and manages a team of 4 to 9 Regional Asset Protection Managers who support the regions that comprise the Zone (Currently, the Company has 6 zones totaling approximately 1350 stores each). The Director possesses a high degree of knowledge and experience in Asset Protection as well as strong analytical skills that are vital to the business operation. sjobs.brassring.com

Dir. Food Safety & Sanitation job posted for Dollar Tree in Chesapeake, VA
The principal purpose of this position is to develop store assortment, define and execute the merchandising strategy, identify areas of merchandising risks and opportunities, and develop action plans to support the buying team in developing and improving the business. Developing, implementing, auditing and oversight of HACCP based food safety, sanitation, pest control, bio-security, training and quality assurance programs for 16,000 retail stores, and 26 distribution centers in 50 states. sjobs.brassring.com

Dir. AP Fraud Analytics job posted for Ascena Retail Group in Pataskala, OH
The Asset Protection Director, Analytics & Fraud Management will be responsible for leading teams focused on delivering insights and managing and mitigating fraud risk for the enterprise using advanced technology and statistical analysis. The Analytics & Fraud Management teams will serve multiple internal customers at the Ascena level and within the brands. ascenaretail.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com

Cool Job Posting
Dir. Security, NatGeo job posted for Walt Disney Company in Washington, D.C.
Reporting directly to the VP, Security, Parks and Resorts International, the Director of Security, as part of the Global Security department, will be responsible for the protection of National Geographic assets and Adventures & Expeditions, including the safeguarding of employees and cast members, guests, contractors, relevant locations, proprietary information, intellectual property, and the brand.  jobs.disneycareers.com

Dir. IT Governance & SOX Compliance posted for CarParts.com in Torrance, CA
As a Director of IT Governance & Sox Compliance you will provide independent, objective assurance and consulting/advisory services to improve the organization's operations. Responsible for analyzing risks and possesses critical thinking skills and provides recommended courses of action. indeed.com

Last week's #1 article --

Turning a Blind Eye to Retail Criminals?
Walmart Greeter: I Wasn't Paid Enough to "Care" About Baby Formula Theft
When Sam Walton wrote about the greeter positions in his autobiography, he knew exactly what he was doing when he created them. They served a dual purpose: to make "older" customers feel more welcomed in stores but to also help provide an extra layer of presumed security. If there was someone at the front of the store saying hello and making eye contact with people, maybe many would-be thieves would think twice before lifting some toothpaste or a few cans of beer from the grocery.

Fast forward to the present day and it's clear that the position isn't doing as much as Walmart would like in order to bolster its loss prevention initiatives. Its estimated that the mega-retailer loses a whopping $3 billion every single year due to theft. And while that may seem like a really, really high number (because it is) that's actually a small percentage of what the retailer grosses annually.

Walmart has implemented a number of anti-theft technologies in its stores, mainly around its self check-out areas. These spots are usually located near the front of the store, which has left many people wondering if the "greeter" position is even necessary anymore.  distractify.com

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Axis Wins 2022 SIA New Product Solutions Category
Award at ISC West Conference

LAS VEGAS - The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2022 winners of the SIA New Products and Solutions (NPS) Awards.

Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies

Winner: Axis Communications, Inc. - ARTPEC-8  securityindustry.org

September 27, 2021: Axis launches 8th generation ARTPEC system-on-chip powering deep-learning analytics on the edge

Axis announces the 8th generation of its custom-designed system-on-chip (SoC) made for network video. The ARTPEC-8 SoC was designed first and foremost to create new opportunities for impressive analytics applications based on deep learning on the edge.

Furthermore, the fact that ARTPEC-8 was designed in-house gives Axis a level of control crucial to cybersecurity. Going forward, the new chip will be the basis for the vast majority of Axis network video products. Some of the first cameras to include this chip are the soon-to-be-launched AXIS Q3536-LVE/38-LVE Dome Cameras and AXIS Q1656-LE Box Camera.

"With ARTPEC-8, Axis is leading the way toward a new era of exciting analytics based on deep learning on the edge," says Johan Paulsson, Chief Technology Officer. We want to deliver the easiest access to actionable insights through the widest range of analytics on the market. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to creating a smarter, safer world by addressing more and more important use cases. Plus, ARTPEC-8 is 100% optimized for high-quality network video solutions. And, as always, we have complete control over every single transistor."

Deep-learning-based analytics on the edge

ARTPEC-8 supports powerful analytics applications based on deep learning on the edge where cameras have the processing power to analyze data within the camera itself. An example of deep-learning-based analytics is highly granular real-time object detection and classification that makes it possible to develop analytics that can distinguish between different kinds of objects, such as types of vehicles. This is the basis for AXIS Object Analytics. It also opens the door to other deep-learning-based analytics that deliver actionable insights for security, safety, and operational purposes. Thanks to the open Axis platform, these other analytics applications will include tailor-made applications from Axis partners.  axis.com






AI Ethics - Safeguards - Bias
Huge HR Impact

Regulations Ahead on AI

Business leaders are discussing the responsible use of artificial intelligence. Soon they may need to walk the talk.

As organizations have increasingly adopted artificial intelligence, especially in their talent management and recruitment efforts, there has been more discussion among business leaders about how to make sure they use AI responsibly. Soon, they may have to walk the talk. A growing wave of regulations could force organizations developing and using AI to implement responsible-use policies.

AI Is Everywhere

AI is being rapidly and broadly adopted by organizations worldwide-often without adequate safeguards. Survey results published in 2022 by NewVantage Partners, a business management consulting firm specializing in data analytics and AI, found that nearly 92 percent of executives said their organizations were increasing investments in data and AI systems. With less than half of executives (44 percent) said their organizations have well-established policies and practices to support data responsibility and AI ethics.

AdvertisementHR consulting company Enspira estimates that more than 50 percent of companies in the United States either have or plan to implement HR platforms that use AI. Organizations are increasingly using AI-based tools in areas such as recruiting, employee performance and diversity. Baxter estimates that only 20 percent of these companies are aware that regulations are likely on the way.

"Given the legal scrutiny that is coming, companies need to make sure they are responsible in how they use AI, especially around diversity in hiring," says Baxter, whose company recently published a white paper on AI and bias in the hiring process.

Regulators Are Stirring

Pressure for oversight is coming from many directions. Over the last year, regulators, including international bodies and U.S. city governments, have begun to focus on the potential for AI to cause harm.

Recently, lawmakers introduced legislation in both chambers of the U.S. Congress that would require organizations using AI to perform impact assessments of AI-enabled decision processes, among other requirements. But the regulatory winds really started to blow last spring, when the European Commission, the executive branch of the EU, introduced a proposal to regulate AI using a system similar to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The AI regulation proposes fines for noncompliance ranging from 2 percent to 6 percent of a company's annual revenue.

Business groups have responded with their own proposals and recommendations on the responsible use of AI. In January, the Business Roundtable, which represents over 230 CEOs, published a "Roadmap for Responsible Artificial Intelligence" and accompanying policy recommendations. shrm.org

Cryptocurrency Risks & Regulations

Yellen warns crypto invites risks that could 'disrupt the financial system and our economy' in first major speech on digital assets

The secretary of the Treasury also expressed hope that the crypto economy can improve the U.S. payments system

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen delivered her first major address on the potential risks and benefits of the growing crypto economy Thursday morning, arguing that financial regulators should take seriously the risks posed to consumers and the broader economy by digital assets.

"Consumers, investors and businesses should be protected from fraud and misleading statements regardless of whether assets are stored on a balance sheet or a distributed ledger," Yellen said.

The New York City Council in December passed a law regulating AI tools used in hiring. That statute carries fines of $500 to $1,500 for violations. marketwatch.com

As Bitcoin Market Expands, Demand for Regulatory Guidance Grows

Without clear regulatory standards, how crypto firms determine and manage their compliance risks and processes are a key business strategy, panelists said at the Bitcoin 2022 conference

Increased regulatory guidance is crucial to the continuing growth of the cryptocurrency sector in the U.S., said panelists Thursday at one of the largest bitcoin conferences of the year.

But uncertainty about how the U.S. will write its cryptocurrency regulation remains one of the top barriers for both crypto firms looking to enter the U.S. market and for digital assets seeking to attract institutional investors, according to Compliance & Regulation panelists at the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami Beach, Fla.

Without clear regulatory standards, the ways that crypto firms navigate their compliance risks and processes become a key business strategy, they said. wsj.com

Munich Re tightens up cyber insurance policies to exclude war

- Western countries brace for potential rise in cyber attacks
- Terror clauses more narrowly defined than war
- Policyholders may still be able to claim
- "Silent cyber" in other policies may also lead to claims
- Premiums doubled last year, more rises seen

Insurers face potential multi-billion dollar claims for cyber attacks related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, despite policy wording designed to get them off the hook for war, industry sources say.

European and U.S. insurers, already facing mounting losses in the past year, have been driving up premiums due to the increased coverage cost and prevalence of so-called ransomware attacks.

If Russia carries out a large cyber attack which spills over into several countries, it could lead to claims totaling $20 billion or more, similar to insurance claims from a large U.S. hurricane, the industry sources said on condition of anonymity. reuters.com

They're Backkkkkk
BlackCat Purveyor Shows Ransomware Operators Have 9 Lives

Members of BlackMatter, and possibly REvil, have likely resurfaced in the new ransomware-as-a-service group ALPHV, whose primary tool is the BlackCat malware.

A ransomware group boasting its members come from now-shuttered groups BlackMatter and REvil has emerged from the shadows to launch a new ransomware-as-a-service, already attacking an enterprise resource planning (ERP) service provider and an industrial firm, new research shows.

The group, known as ALPHV, and its BlackCat malware have already infected "numerous corporate victims," endpoint security firm Kaspersky said in an initial analysis posted on April 7. The operators of the new group advertise themselves as the strongest option to replace BlackMatter and REvil following international takedowns of those ransomware groups and their infrastructures. Kaspersky researchers have detected signs that at least some of the members likely had roles in a previous group, BlackMatter.

The analysis - and the strong hint that at least some of the operators may have been part of BlackMatter - shows that taking down ransomware groups' infrastructure does not stop them from again setting up shop. Kaspersky stated in the threat brief. darkreading.com

BEC Fraudster Gets 56 Months
District of Columbia Man Sentenced to 56 Months in Prison for Fraud, Money Laundering, and Identity Theft Schemes
WASHINGTON - Jamar Skeete, 38, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 56 months in prison on federal charges stemming from his years-long role in at least four business e-mail compromise fraud and money laundering schemes that caused more than $1.5 million in intended losses. justice.gov

Google Removes Dangerous Banking Malware From Play Store




People, First

Interviewers are exposed to repetitive displays of negative behavior, acts of wrongdoing and defensive interviewees. Often times, this results in issues like investigator bias (the presumption of people lying to us) or confirmation bias where we seek to conform an interview to our preconceived notions.

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Amazon Obstructing Congress Investigation?
SEC Is Investigating How Amazon Disclosed Business Practices

Tech giant's use of third-party sellers' data to develop their own products is a focus of SEC probe

The SEC is probing how the technology giant handled disclosures of its employees' use of data from sellers on its e-commerce platform, the people said. The SEC's enforcement division has asked for emails and communications from several senior Amazon executives.

In April 2020, a Wall Street Journal investigation, citing internal documents and interviews with former Amazon staffers, found the company's employees routinely used individual third-party-seller data to develop products for its own brands. A company spokesman denied that such actions were taken.

Amazon has since launched an internal investigation of its private-label division but has declined to provide a copy of its report to a congressional committee that earlier investigated Amazon and other technology companies' size and power.

Last month, members of the antitrust subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee referred Amazon and some of its top executives to the Justice Department for potentially obstructing Congress in relation to its cooperation during the probe and disclosure of how its private-label business is run. wsj.com

This could get nasty long term
Amazon seeks election re-run, says union organizers gave out marijuana
Amazon on Friday called for a re-run of an election after workers at a Staten Island warehouse voted to create the company's first US union, claiming in a statement that actions by the US labor board and worker-organizers suppressed the vote and denied staff their voice.

Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel said in a statement: "We want our employees to have their voices heard, and in this case, that didn't happen - fewer than a third of the employees at the site voted for the union."

Amazon also accused the ALU of intimidating workers and distributing marijuana to gain votes in its favor, according to a company filing on Friday.

In its filing, Amazon said the NLRB improperly helped the ALU gain standing to hold an election and created the impression that it supported the union. Amazon also accused the NLRB of hampering turnout through mismanagement in the polling area and by allowing camera crews on site that scared away voters.

The ALU pushed back against Amazon's claims, saying the company did not contest low turnout in a prior union election in Alabama in which workers voted against organizing. The ALU said it was Amazon that had intimidated workers, and the union has filed dozens of unfair labor practice charges against the company. nypost.com

Union files objections to Amazon's actions in Bessemer, AL election
It claims the company threatened to close the facility if it unionized




Springfield, IL: Attorney General Raoul Applauds General Assembly Passage of Bill to Combat the Rise in Organized Retail Crime
Attorney General Kwame Raoul applauded the Illinois General Assembly's bipartisan passage of legislation to combat the rise in organized retail crime and disrupt the criminal enterprises that engage in and profit from organized retail theft. Attorney General Raoul initiated House Bill (HB) 1091 to address organized retail crime in partnership with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA). The legislation closes gaps in current Illinois law that criminals exploit and provides law enforcement with more tools to address organized retail crimes.

"Organized retail crime is committed by sophisticated criminal enterprises that harm our communities in ways that extend beyond lost revenue and stolen products. These complex operations rely on theft and resale of stolen products to fund and perpetuate the cycle of violence through even more dangerous illegal activities like trafficking drugs and firearms," Raoul said. "House Bill 1091 will give my office and other law enforcement agencies the additional tools needed to continue to disrupt these criminal enterprises and combat the rise in organized retail crime. I appreciate Senator Glowiak Hilton and Representative Kam Buckner's leadership on this matter and the bipartisan support for this effort."

"Organized retail crime threatens our local economies and public safety," Glowiak Hilton said. "HB 1091 gives prosecutors additional resources to hold perpetrators accountable and expands the comprehensive approach to help stop the rise in organized retail crime across the state. I am proud to work with Attorney General Raoul and our other partners on this effort." House Bill 1091 builds on the work of Attorney General Raoul's Organized Retail Crime Task Force. The Organized Retail Crime Task Force is the first statewide, public-private collaboration of its kind in Illinois and is designed to foster cooperation among retailers, online marketplaces, law enforcement agencies and state's attorneys dedicated to targeting organized retail crime enterprises. thesouthlandjournal.com

Albuquerque, NM: Woman arrested following shoplifting spree at Cottonwood Mall
A convicted felon is accused of going on a shoplifting spree instead of a shopping spree at an Albuquerque mall Friday evening. And police found more than stolen merchandise on the woman. 28-year-old Jaclyn Williams is facing a long list of serious charges - including being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to a criminal complaint, an armed robbery was reported at Spencer's inside Cottonwood Mall - which officers later determined was shoplifting. Officers found the suspect, Williams, at the Harbor Freight near the mall, and that's when police say Williams ran into the Marshall's next to Harbor Freight. Once inside Marshall's, police say they finally stopped and arrested Williams by shooting her with a beanbag. According to court documents, "officers located a handgun the subject was believed to be armed with that she threw away before she fell." Police say Williams had stolen items from Victoria's Secret, linked to another shoplifting earlier that day. Williams is a convicted felon with a long criminal history dating back nearly a decade. Prosecutors have now filed a motion to keep Williams in jail until trial. kob.com

New York, NY: 3 thieves broke into the Designer Revival on the Upper East Side and made off with $40,000 worth of designer handbags
Gone in 30 seconds! Thieves ransack Upper East Side luxury store and get away with $40k in Chanel and Louis Vuitton handbags in under a minute days after a shoplifting gang stole $70k in designer clothes from Soho store and rammed NYPD car. Surveillance footage inside the Designer Revival store, first reported by Upper East Site, shows three men grabbing the expensive handbags last Wednesday morning before the shop opened and quickly running out. The robbery came days before a a suspected shoplifting gang who are said to have stolen $70,000 of designer gear in SoHo were filmed ramming an NYPD cop car to try and escape - only for officers to stop them. dailymail.co.uk

Maricopa, AZ: Man Convicted In Scheme To Steal $28,000 of Ceiling Fans Is Sentenced To Prison
Micah Allen Pierce, Jesse Raul Henderson, and Clint Anthony Anaya were all convicted for stealing $28,000 worth of ceiling fans from home improvement stores in Arizona. The trio would then sell the fans for lower prices on Facebook Marketplace. Overall, Pierce, Henderson and Anaya have been linked to 28 thefts across Arizona, with more than 70 ceiling fans stolen from Home Depot and Lowe's stores in Pima, Maricopa and Pinal counties, the Arizona Attorney General's Office said in a press release. Appearing in Pima County Superior Court in December last year, Henderson pleaded guilty to one count each of fraudulent schemes/artifices and organised retail theft. Earlier this week, he was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by three years probation. Henderson was also ordered to pay $12,000 in restitution. Pierce is scheduled to be sentenced on 14 April, while Anaya was handed six months in the Arizona Department of Corrections back in February, after which he'll serve five years of supervised probation. ladbible.com

Memphis, TN: Police seek identity of men who allegedly took thousands worth of cigarettes from store
The Memphis Police Department (MPD) is asking for your help to identify the men who allegedly stole from the Midtown Mini Market. On April 7, officers were called to the Midtown Mini Market on McLean Boulevard for a burglary just before 6 a.m. An unknown man forced the entry and exit doors open, entered the business, and took over $6,000 worth of cigarettes and an undetermined amount of cash, a release said. No arrest has been made. This is an ongoing investigation. fox13memphis.com

Suffolk County, NY: Duo Wanted For Stealing $9K Worth Of Items From Huntington Station Store
An alert has been issued by police investigators on Long Island who are attempting to locate a pair of wanted suspects who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of items from a beauty store. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers has offered a reward for information that leads to the arrest of a pair who robbed Ulta Beauty on Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station. dailyvoice.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Grantville, GA: 3 dead, 40 weapons stolen after robbery at Georgia shooting range
Law enforcement officials in Georgia are investigating after three people were killed at a Georgia shooting range on Friday evening. Police in Grantville responded to the Lock Stock & Barrel Shooting Range at about 8 p.m., where they found the bodies of the range's owner, his wife and their grandson. The range had also been robbed of "approximately 40 weapons" and a digital camera, the Grantville Police Department wrote on Facebook. Due to the nature of the crime and the theft of the weapons, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were called in to work the case. The sheriff's department in Coweta County is also assisting, Grantville Police confirmed. Authorities are now asking anyone who may have seen a suspicious vehicle at the shooting range on Friday evening to contact police. michigansthumb.com

Cedar Rapids, IA: 2 killed and 10 wounded in Cedar Rapids nightclub shooting
A shooting inside a crowded Cedar Rapids nightclub left a man and a woman dead and 10 people wounded early Sunday, authorities said. Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said investigators believe two men fired more than a dozen shots inside the Taboo Nightclub and Lounge just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday. He said officers who were just outside the club because of an earlier incident rushed inside just as 100-150 people streamed out of the bar and found the victims. Officers helped treat the people who were wounded and rushed several of the victims to hospitals in squad cars. The names of the man and woman who died were not released Sunday. Jerman said one of the people who were injured was in critical condition Sunday afternoon while the other injuries, which were all related to the gunfire, ranged from serious to minor. The gunmen likely escaped as the crowd rushed out of the nightclub. Police were searching for suspects Sunday afternoon and no arrests had been reported. Jerman said police haven't determined the motive for the shooting but investigators believe one of the victims was targeted. titusvilleherald.com

Sheffield, AL: One killed in Sunday morning shooting in restaurant
One person was killed early Sunday morning in a shooting at Jokers in Sheffield. According to Sheffield Police Chief, Ricky Terry, officers were notified of the shooting around 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Chief Terry tells WAFF the investigation is currently in its early stages. Police are still in the process of notifying the victim's family members. Reporter D'Quan Lee learned from people at the scene that the victim was a man in his late 20s named Mark Harris. No arrests have been announced in this case. This is not the first shooting to take place recently at Jokers, one person was killed and two were injured in December at Jokers. waff.com

Los Angeles, County, CA: LASD Investigates After Police Shoot, Kill Man in Covina
Covina police fatally shot a man outside a liquor store in Covina on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said. LASD detectives are investigating the incident, which occurred around 10 p.m. on Saturday night. The scene was still active Sunday morning around 7 a.m., as police gathered evidence from the parking lot of the liquor store on Arrow Highway and Citrus Avenue. Information about what led up to the shooting, or what the initial call for help was for, was not immediately available. nbclosangeles.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Los Angeles, CA: LAPD Tackles Pursuit Suspect, Two Others Arrested Outside Culver City Mall
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested three people who led a pursuit through the LA area, ending outside a Westfield mall in Culver City Saturday afternoon. Two men and one woman were in the black vehicle seen speeding through the northbound 405 and then heading to the mall where they abandoned the vehicle. LAPD officers ran in after them and tackled one of the female suspects to the ground at the entrance of a Macy's store. The other two suspects were later found and taken into custody. "I just saw a bunch of police officers running into JC Penney," said Samantha Arun, a witness at the scene. The third person was caught at JC Penney. "What he tried to do was try to camouflage himself within the customers that were already there," said Sgt. Felicia Robinson with the LAPD. Police say the three people, an adult and two juveniles, were wanted in a bait and switch prostitution robbery in the Newton area.  nbclosangeles.com

Fort Myers, FL: Florida sheriff has choice words for man who recorded young girls in Walmart fitting room
A Florida man is accused of using his mobile phone to take photos and videos of young girls while they were changing clothes in Walmart dressing rooms. Sheriff's deputies in Lee County arrested Dalton Matheson, 29, on Wednesday. Dalton Matheson, 29, was arrested and charged with video voyeurism, among other crimes. (Lee County Sheriff's Office)Read More Deputies said Matheson was snapping photos of two sisters, 4 and 12, in the dressing rooms. The girls' father and store security chased Matheson out of the store, and he was apprehended at a nearby bus station. Matheson was arrested and charged with video voyeurism, resisting arrest and petit theft, according to Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno. "I want to make it clear as I have since day one: We protect those that cannot protect themselves," said Marceno at a press briefing on Thursday. "There is nothing more precious than a child, and making certain that we protect our children at all costs." During the briefing, Marceno also called Matheson a "disgusting pathetic person" and a "monster," among other names. rochesterfirst.com

Hawthorne, CA: Man caught on camera placing card skimmer at 7-Eleven

Ocean County, NJ: Man who robbed 6 N.J. stores sentenced to 16 years

Tampa, FL: Two Armed Robbers Sentenced To Over 20 Years In Prison
Washington DC: Three Men Found Guilty of Federal Charges in Series of 10 Armed Robberies Targeting Area Businesses

Minneapolis, MN: Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Minneapolis Restaurant

New York, NY: Brooklyn Man Convicted Of Robbing Chanel Store In Soho

Harrisburg, PA: Man Sentenced To Two Years' Imprisonment For Making Fraudulent Purchases At Boscov's

Baton Rouge, LA: Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Interference with Commerce by Robbery and Federal Gun Charges



Adidas - Santa Monica, CA - Burglary
Auto Dealership - Arlington Heights, IL - Burglary
Auto Dealership - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Pawtucket, RI- Armed Robbery
C-Store - Chesterfield County, VA - Armed Robbery
CBD - Omaha, NE - Burglary
Clothing - Santa Fe, NM - Burglary
Gas Station - Bibb County, GA - Armed Robbery
Guns - Grantville, GA - Armed Robbery / 3 Killed
Guns - Mineola, NY - Burglary
Handbags - New York, NY - Burglary
Hardware - South Lake Tahoe, CA - Burglary
Jewelry - Seattle, WA - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Puyallup, WA - Burglary
Jewelry - Tigard, OR - Burglary
Jewelry - Albany, OR - Robbery
Liquor - Bronx, NY - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Bibb County, GA - Armed Robbery (Popeyes)
Ulta - Suffolk County, NY - Robbery
Walgreens - Arlington Heights, IL - Burglary
7-Eleven - McMinnville, OR - Robbery
7-Eleven - Suffolk, VA - Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 12 robberies
• 10 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 3 killed

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Being engaged in the business of your retailer is a critical element for every Loss Prevention executive. For decades, our industry has often been accused of being silo'ed and separate from the operators and the merchants. This separateness in many cases ultimately leads to a disconnect, a sense that we aren't part of the team. Which in actuality, regardless of your performance, it can lead to your job being eliminated or just you being replaced with someone new. So the real question is: How do you become engaged in the business and truly add value to the company's success beyond reducing shrink? And then having the courage to go make it happen. We all tend to stay in our comfort zones and remain safe. At least that's what we think. But at the end of the day, it's that comfort zone that can actually increase your risk. So the next time you're in a corporate meeting or traveling stores with your operators or merchants, go beyond with your comments and opinions - take a risk - add some value - help them run the business - you might be surprised.

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